scitamineous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scitamentum ‎(a delicacy, dainty).

Adjective[edit]

scitamineous ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, botany) Of or relating to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including ginger, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot, which is now known as the order Zingiberales.